A Healthier Option

One of our favorite fast food places to eat is Chick-fil-A. Not only because of their great food but because they are kid friendly and very clean. Since we are trying to cut out a lot of fast food from our diet and also trying to pinch some pennies, we have decided to limit our visits to a few times a month vs. once a week or so. I know, I have a terrible addiction to this place.

Anyways, I decided to try out a baked chicken nugget recipe I found on Pinterest. Now, these aren’t nearly as greasy, delicious as the no. 5, but they are still pretty tasty. They are super simple to make and knowing that I am eating fewer calories is an added bonus.

Here is what you need:

Chicken breast, bread crumbs (I used Italian), parmesan cheese, olive oil, olive oil cooking spray, and salt and pepper.
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Cut chicken into bite size cubes and then coat with olive oil. I used about 1 tablespoon for 1 extra-large chicken breast. I’d say as long as your chicken pieces get coated with oil, you are good.

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Mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and some salt and pepper. I am an eyeball-it kind of person. One who just dumps things together without any sort of measurements and that is what I did here. So I guess I’d say do a half cup bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of parm cheese and a dash of salt and pepper.

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Dip each chicken piece into the bread crumb mixture and then set on greased baking sheet.

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Once all the nuggets are ready to bake, spray them with olive oil cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees, 8 minutes on one side and then 5 on the other.

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Dip them in your favorite sauce and enjoy!
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My little food critic approved of these baked nuggets and that is what matters most.

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